The Storm
by Arif Anwar

PhD graduate Shahryar prepares to leave the U.S. as his visa expiration date nears, which means he will soon be separated from his nine-year-old daughter, Anna. In their final weeks together, Shahryar tells Anna about the history of his home, Bangladesh, and the great storm that shaped the love stories of five couples.

The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath

This story follows Esther Greenwood’s descent into mental illness, as well as her journey back to health. It’s based on Sylvia Plath’s real-life experiences, and gives readers tremendous insight into depression.

A Return to Love
by Marianne Williamson

This book is a self-help guide to creating your best life by choosing heart over ego. Williamson breaks down the principles in an easy to digest way while sharing personal experiences. We could all use a miracle or two, right?

Light the Dark edited
by Joe Fassler

This is a collection of anecdotes and advice from some of the world’s most important authors who have definitely been in your shoes before. Each writer shares a favourite passage of theirs, then explains how it changed their life and approach to the craft.

Bored and Brilliant
by Manoush Zomorodi

When you’re stuck in a creative rut, being alone with your thoughts is important. But our phones get in the way of that critical downtime of doing nothing. Fortunately, this tome is filled with challenges to help you step away from the smartphone and turn your boredom into productivity.